Published On: Mon, Jul 30th, 2018

Total black-out refinery due to short circuit BOO plant

Oil RefineryWILLEMSTAD - The power outage at the Built Own and Operate (BOO) plant was caused by a short circuit. As a result, the oil refinery lost all electricity and steam which resulted in a total black. The disturbance also caused frequency fluctuations in the electricity grid, leaving some residential areas without electricity.

Sharo Bikker from Aqualectra reported that the situation has been normalized. The plant supplies compressed air, distilled water, energy and steam to the refinery. Due to the sudden outage of the power, it takes some time before all installations at the refinery can be restarted. This started in the course of Sunday.

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